Contra Legem Terrae Law and Legal Definition

Contra Legem Terrae is a Latin term. The term ‘contra’ means against or opposite, ‘legem’ means law, and ‘terrae’ means of land. Therefore, the phrase ‘contra legem terrae’ means ‘against the law of land.’ It refers to any act that is contrary to the law of the nation or civic authorities. It is contra legem terrae to misappropriate public funds.